Weekly News and Programs 2.19.20
Islamic Awareness Month
Islamic Awareness Month
February 2020
Emory Muslim Students Association invites you to celebrate Islamic Awareness Month with us at our events throughout February. We will be focusing on unity with in our Emory Muslim community, our campus community, the greater Atlanta community, and the interreligious community on campus. It is our hope that you come, enjoy, and learn more at our events. Thank you. 
Upcoming events:
  • Spring into Faith Dinner
    Wednesday, February 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Business school room W320 
    RSVP here

  • InterMSA Stone Mountain Hike
    Saturday, February 22, Leave campus at 2:30 p.m.
    RSVP here

  • MSA Karaoke and Game Night
    Thursday, February 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Raoul Lobby
For more information, please go to the Emory MSA Facebook page here or contact MSA President Hayat Geresu at hayat.geresu@emory.edu
Muslim Call to Prayer from Cox Hall
You may have noticed the chanting of the Muslim call to prayer (adhan) from the Cox Hall carillon on Fridays after the 1:45 p.m. chimes in the month of February, which is Islamic Awareness Month at Emory. It has been a tradition for several decades at Emory during Islamic Awareness Month and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to play the call to prayer on Fridays, which is the Muslim day for communal midday prayer (Jumu'ah). The call to prayer is a general statement of Islamic belief and a summons to communal prayer. Traditionally, it is recited from mosque minarets five times per day to call Muslims to obligatory prayers. On Friday afternoons at Emory, it is followed immediately by communal prayer, a sermon, and a time for fellowship in Cannon Chapel. All are welcome.
Off the Record with Dr. Audra Savage
Faith and Order: Vocation at the Intersection of Law, Religion, and Race 
Thursday, February 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Emory University School of Law, Gambrell Hall, 1301 Clifton Road, Room 5C
Join us for lunch and conversation with Dr. Audra Savage as we explore the connection between faith and vocation. Dr. Savage is a Senior Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion. Her work examines the law’s effect on the rights of racial and religious minorities, engaging several different fields of study. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of law and religion, law and race, and corporate theory. Dr. Savage has committed her work to researching and teaching on the rights of religious and racial minorities. Through her career and her journey we have a unique opportunity to learn about the complexities of life and the living out of virtues in the legal and civic worlds.
RSVP for lunch below.
Sponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. For more information, please contact Assistant Chaplain The Rev. Kevin Crawford at kevin.crawford@emory.edu.
RSVP for Off The Record Lunch Here
Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series
Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series
February 2020
The Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series (ICDS) is a series of four dinners, each organized and planned by a different faith community on Emory's campus. Students who attend two or more dinners will qualify to receive a participation gift.
RSVP to the dinner(s) of your choice using this form
  • Spring Into Faith - Sponsored by the Muslim Students Association
    Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m., Business School W320

  • Akbar's Court - Sponsored by Hindu Students Association
    Friday, February 21, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel 106

  • Compassion at Emory - Sponsored by Good Vibe Tribe
    Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel 106

  • Head Coverings: Different Traditions or One Notion? - Sponsored by the Bayit and Hillel
    Friday, February 28, 6:30 p.m., Emory Hillel 

  • Contemporary Moral Issues and Christianity - Sponsored by Bread Coffeehouse
    Monday, March 2, 6:00 p.m., Bread Coffeehouse
RSVP for the events here.
Join the Facebook event here
Sponsored by Mariam Hassoun, Zoe Robbin, the partner organizations listed above, and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. 
Upcoming Spiritual Life Programs
Guided Meditation and Discussion
Thursday, February 20, 6:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
This week, Emory Buddhist Club welcomes Nun Dong Hue who teaches and lives at the Kim Cang Monastery just outside Atlanta, GA. Anyone is welcome to join. Snacks and tea social follows in the basement room 106. Join the Facebook event here
The EBC is a student-led effort. Our primary mission is to provide a free, weekly, on-campus opportunity for anyone with any interest in Buddhism or meditation to meet, practice, and learn with qualified Buddhist teachers from the Atlanta area. Our meetings are always free and open to the public. We welcome anyone, regardless of meditation experience or point of view. For more information, please click here
International Student Coffee Hour Lunch
Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel, Brooks Commons
Hosted by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and International Student and Scholar Services, International Student Coffee Hour takes place every Friday during the academic year from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel's Brooks Commons.
Each week a different campus resource office hosts the "coffee hour" by providing a free lunch for international students, and students can meet one another, learn about resources, and network. For more information, please email religiouslife@emory.edu.
Akbar's Court
Akbar's Court
Friday, February 21, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel 106
Join the Hindu Students Association for Akbar's Court, an inter-religious discussion between students, academic scholars, and professors on topics regarding religion, culture, and more. Dinner will be provided afterwards. To join the Facebook event, please click here.
Catholic Fellowship and Adoration Night
Friday, February 21, 5:30 p.m., University Catholic Center
The Catholic Fellowship and Adoration Night is a student-led small group focused on growing in faith and experiencing Christ's presence in our lives. We meet at the University Catholic Center every Friday at 5:30 p.m. during the school year. While our primary attendance is composed of students, everyone is welcome. To join the Facebook event, please click here
Shabbat With Emory Hillel
Shabbat with Emory Hillel
Friday, February 2, services at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., Emory Hillel, 735 Gatewood Dr. NE
Join us for our Shabbat at Emory Hillel. Enjoy delicious food and great company See you there. Join the Facebook event here
Beloved Community: Christian Worship at Emory
Sunday, February 23, 11:00 a.m., Cannon Chapel
Beloved Community gathers on Sunday mornings in Cannon Chapel during the academic year. It is ecumenical and planned especially for the campus, providing a variety of worship experiences. Preachers include Emory chaplains, Emory faculty, and distinguished guests from the U.S. and abroad.
Preaching Sunday, February 23, 2020: Angela Johnson, Assistant Pastor/Youth and Young Adult Pastor, Central United Methodist Church, Atlanta
UKirk Atlanta February Worship
Sunday, February 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Emory Presbyterian Church
UKirk Atlanta is excited to start a monthly evening worship service for all students and college age persons in the Atlanta area. We will gather for worship together, with song, prayer, scripture, a sermon/lesson and celebrate at table with communion. This month, Ministry Intern Mary Kate McAlister will be preaching on "Sabbath Rest." We hope you can come and please bring friends. Join the Facebook event here.
Ash Wednesday Services
Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service: Liturgy of the Word with the Imposition of Ashes
Wednesday, February 26, 12:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel
Join the Rev. Dr. Nichole Phillips, the Rev. Kevin Crawford, and Keegan Grace 21T in a service for Ash Wednesday, as we gather to enter into the fullness of the season of Lent and adorn the condition of a repentant heart. All are invited to join in this time of prayer, singing, reflection, and the imposition of ashes. You are also welcome to receive ashes in Cannon Chapel 316 after the service concludes. For more information, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. Join the Facebook event here.
Additional Ash Wednesday services include:
  • 7:30 a.m.- Mass at Cannon Chapel
  • 12:00 p.m.- Mass at Glenn Memorial Church UMC
  • 7:30 p.m.- Mass at Cannon Chapel
Soul Food Gospel Fest
Soul Food Gospel Fest
Saturday, February 29, 3:00 p.m., Emory Student Center, Multipurpose Room 4
Emory's Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir presents Soul Food Gospel Fest in celebration of Black History Month. Join us for Soul food, Black History, and music for only $5 at the door. Join the Facebook event here. Sponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
Holy Club Lunch Meeting (United Methodist Chaplaincy)
Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m., Dobbs Common Table
If you are searching for meaningful connections with people to check in, breathe easy, and explore how it is with your soul join us for lunch on Tuesdays at noon in the Dobbs Common Table. Throwing back to Methodism’s founder John Wesley’s days at Oxford, the first Methodist student org, “The Holy Club”, began in 1729. Join us at lunch for warm food, warm hearts, good friendship, and a chance to explore life’s many directions and the longings of our souls as we journey life together. We will meet at the entrance to the DCT. To express interest, and receive more information, please contact Assistant Chaplain The Reverend Kevin Crawford at kevin.crawford@emory.edu.
Off Campus Programs
City of Atlanta Day of Religious Pluralism
Thursday, March 19, Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
The day will bring together leaders from Atlanta’s diverse faith and civic communities to connect on our shared values and ethics, seek unique perspectives, and engage in conversations over a Civic Dinner to spark change for a stronger Atlanta. 
As part of this event, we are looking to display artwork that centers around this year’s theme: Our Shared Planet. This includes art that speaks to the value of pluralism, sustainability, centers around the earth and its ecosystems, and/or art that is created with sustainable materials. Selected works will be put on display in the Kendeda Building on the day of the event. For more information, please click here. Co-sponsored by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
Partner Programs
CAPS Spring Workshop Series
Native American and Indigenous Film Screenings
Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m., White Hall 110
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., White Hall 111
Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m., White Hall 110
The Anthropology Department, Campus Life, and the Office for RACE are collaborating to host Native American and Indigenous film screenings this month. On February 19, we are showing The Medecine Game, which shares the journey of two brothers vying to play lacrosee for the national powerhouse Syracuse University. On February 26, we are showing Whale Rider, which explores the connection a young Maori girl named Pai has to the ocean. On March 4, we are showing Smoke Signals, a comedic look at reservation life and all of its intricacies.
All events are free and open to the public. We hope you join us for some good movies this semester. 
The Sweet Requiem
The Sweet Requiem
Monday, March 2, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Goodrich C. White Hall Room 206
Please join us for the Atlanta premier of this award-winning Tibetan film followed by Q & A with directors Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam.When a young, exile Tibetan woman unexpectedly sees a man from her past, long suppressed memories of her traumatic escape across the Himalayas are reignited and she is propelled ona search for reconciliation and closure. Free event. 
For more information, please contact Emiaya Rogers.
Opportunities and Resources
2020 Orientation Leader Recruitment
Application deadline: February 23, 2020
New Student Programs is currently seeking student leaders to serve as 2020 Orientation Leaders. OLs have the opportunity to empower the next generation of Emory students and leave a lasting impact on the Emory Community. Applications are available through February 23. Please click the link here for more information and application materials. 
GNTV Media Ministry Summer Internship
Application deadline: March 1, 2020
GNTV Media Ministry is in need of Summer Interns to work in our media ministry. GNTV Media Ministry is a United Methodist related, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) audio-visual production ministry that is looking for summer interns for 2020. GNTV prefers that applicants should have background in one or more of the following: audio production, sound reinforcement, video image magnification, video capture, video editing, or presentation graphics.
These positions include a significant amount of travel. GNTV provide support for approximately 30 events during a typical summer, at venue across the United States. Responsibilities include loading and unloading equipment prior to and following events, set up and running equipment at events, supporting our partners programs, and various post-production duties for video and audio distribution.
For more information, please click here.
Weekly Gatherings
See below for weekly religious and philosophical gatherings that take place in Cannon Chapel. All are welcome. With questions, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu. On our website, we also feature the gatherings of Emory's many religious and philosophical student organizations. More information is available here.
Worship and Spiritual Practice
Spring Religious Holidays: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim
The Spring 2020 semester contains a number of religious holidays, which many Emory students, staff, and faculty will be observing in different ways. Below are some helpful dates to be aware of if you are scheduling coursework, meetings, etc.:
  • Wednesday, February 26 is Ash Wednesday for Western Christians, who may practice fasting and attend special liturgies that day, as they may throughout the season of Lent which follows through Holy Week.
  • Sunday, April 5 through Saturday, April 11 is Holy Week for Western Christians, who may partake of additional liturgies during that week.  
  • Sundown Wednesday, April 8 through sundown Saturday, April 11 and sundown Tuesday, April 14 through sundown Thursday, April 16 is Passover. Observing Jews may choose to refrain from usual daily activities, the use of electricity. If they have assignments or exams during these days, they may seek to reschedule them.
  • Friday, April 10 is Good Friday for Western Christians, who may practice fasting and attend special liturgies.
  • Sunday, April 12 is Western Christian Easter 
  • Sunday, April 19 is Orthodox Christian Easter
  • This year the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will be observed from April 23 to May 23. During Ramadan, observing Muslims fast from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) encourages the Emory community to be aware of students, faculty, staff, and other community members who will be observing Ramandan. This year, Ramandan will overlap with the last days of classes, with final exams, and commencement day.
Students are asked to notify their faculty members if they will need academic accommodations for religious observance, and faculty are asked to develop reasonable accommodations for students to observe. If support is needed, students and faculty may contact their academic deans or the OSRL.
More information about Jewish and Christian observances will be shared as they approach. In addition, there will be campus Ramadan Iftar Prayers and Dinners each night from April 23 until commencement.

With questions or for additional support, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu
Upcoming Religious Holidays and Festivals 
These events are drawn from the multifaith calendar maintained by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Harvard Divinity School. To see more upcoming religious holidays and festivals, please click here.
Maha Shivaratri
Friday, Feburary 21, 2020
Tradition: Hinduism
A feast dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. The night before the feast fasting is observed, texts are recited, songs are sung, and stories told in honor of this God whose cosmic dance creates, preserves, destroys, and recreates the world.
Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti
Tuesday, Februray 25, 2020
Tradition: Hinduism
A celebration of the birthday of Sri Ramakrishna, teacher of Swami Vivekananda.
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
A special day of repentance observed by Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians to mark the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period (excluding Sundays) of prayer, repentance, and self-denial preceding Easter. The name derives from the practice of marking of the faithful with ashes to signify penitence.
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